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16 dead in Buriram horror smash

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RIP to all the unfortunate people who have lost their lives,and my genuine sympathies to the families who are left behind to suffer the grief caused.

Whenever will any Thai government address this issue of daily carnage on the roads of Thailand and start to put some kind of value on human life.Sickening.

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These road accident deaths will continue until the Thai government enacts laws to prevent it, which is very unlikely.

The laws exist, for whatever reason they are very rarely enforced.

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Yep, pickups + passengers + accidents = death.

This needs to be outlawed. Very sad.

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I think the problem here is the tolerant mindset that they are doing the best they can. If they need to put 20 people in one pickup truck then

so be it, it's the best they can do. Why they tolerate this and not other things is just bizarre.

I think it's obvious that these poor guys take the cheapest opportunity to get to where they need to. It's not like anyone is giving them a free bus ride.

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I am not sure if these incidents are common but it does appear to me that a disproportionate number of fatalities involving pick-up truck accidents involve migrant workers. However, the ultimate culprit is yaba and alcohol. Such a tragic incident.

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See pickups every day packed with workers standing and sitting along the edges without even side railings to hold onto; always reminds me of the movie 'soylent green'. As other posters have said drive past police with no action taken. Terrible sad for these unnecessary deaths

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21 people on a pick up truck?!

The mind boggles!

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It's what happens in Issan where people think that in their little towns that they don't need to follow the rules.

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This is quite common in undeveloped country like Thailand !!!

Sorry I don't think its common AT ALL!

It might not be unusual but it certainly is not common.

Suggest you visit Issan, especially Ubon during morning rush hour. This is very common here.

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This is quite common in undeveloped country like Thailand !!!

Sorry I don't think its common AT ALL!

It might not be unusual but it certainly is not common.

If you think that then you come to Samui and watch the traffic every morning and evening and you will find it is far more common than you seem to think. Not just pick-ups but lorries as well crammed full of construction workers going to and from work.

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This is quite common in undeveloped country like Thailand !!!

Sorry I don't think its common AT ALL!

It might not be unusual but it certainly is not common.

Suggest you visit Issan, especially Ubon during morning rush hour. This is very common here.

As common and as predictable as the sun will rise tomorrow.

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This is a serious question: what does an Insurance policy say about carrying that number of passengers? I ask because I frequently see baht buses crammed to the rafters with school children coming/going to & from school; or jam-packed with Russian tourists? Is there a limit that a driver should adhere to?

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